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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale

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6,894 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,894
Reviews: 2,236
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 256
Gots: 802 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-27-2002

This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed with American pale and crystal malts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. There's a trophy in every glass.

2009 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – GOLD
2009 Colorado State Fair – Best of Show
2006 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
2005 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
1999 Great American Beer Festival® India Pale Ale - GOLD
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful, well balanced IPA that is full of flavour.

aroma: spice, malt, grapefruit, citrus. slight pine and some Christmas tree

Taste: pine sap, slight spice, slight eucalyptus, grapefruit, slight citrus and orange marmalade with nice malt to balance it all.

big hoppy beer with big flavour and variety of flavours - very well balanced

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A favorite. Up there with Ballast Pt Sculpin, Stone, Titan, Dales Pale Ale.

A - Pours a glowing orange amber, sudsy two inch head that leaves islands and lace down the glass. Nice carbonation, great look. Shining. Lighter in color and glowing!

S - Huge citrus hops, multi-layered due to many hops genres, and a gobs of pine sap. Like a fresh cut saw mill .Some sticky light cracker sweet notes as well. Very fresh, lots of resin. Inviting!

T - Fresh, sticky, resin hoppy delight. Fresh cut grass, hay, coastal trail herbs, and orange peel. Some light sugar, but hops all the way up the trail. Sunny, bright, nice coastal sting, like a dive into 54 degree pacific.

M - smooth and sticky. Good weight, nice carbonation, perfect finish.

Overall - one of the top IPAs, must try. Perhaps will become your favorite.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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